BuyerLink Networks, a leading provider of network marketplaces serving the $3.9 trillion food and beverage industries, and Solvay Polymers, Inc., a major supplier of raw materials to these industries, today announced plans to make Solvay Polymers an anchor supplier in BuyerLink’s e-marketplaces.

BuyerLink’s e-marketplaces allow buyers and suppliers to transact on direct materials, MRO and capital items. Transactions occur more quickly, more accurately and at significant cost savings compared with current phone or fax methods. In addition, BuyerLink’s marketplaces allow suppliers to maintain a unique relationship with each buyer, an advantage BuyerLink calls “Relationship E-Commerce(TM).”

“Solvay Polymers’ strong relationships with its customers and its commitment to this industry fit well with our mission to provide e-commerce transactions without the stress and confusion of an auction or exchange environment,” said Joe Buchanan, BuyerLink’s co-founder and Vice President of Business Development. “Solvay Polymers’ customers will be able to do business with Solvay Polymers on their current terms and conditions, and the marketplaces will provide a range of tools and services to lower administrative costs.”

“Solvay Polymers is eager to participate in the BuyerLink marketplaces,” said Will Symmes, E-Business Manager for Solvay Polymers. “Conducting business through BuyerLink gives our customers a hassle-free way to order from us, which makes everyone happier.”

BuyerLink’s e-marketplaces for the food and beverage industries are highly targeted online purchasing networks and, as such, are significantly ahead of others in these vertical markets.

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BuyerLink Networks, based in San Jose, California, develops and hosts e-commerce marketplaces that enable buyers and suppliers in the food and beverage industries to conduct complex yet cost-effective transactions and access comprehensive e-business services. BuyerLink’s infrastructure is provided by Sand Hill Systems, a leader in the development of marketplace and e-commerce technology. By permitting extensive customization, BuyerLink’s e-marketplaces support and maintain the longstanding relationships built between buyers and suppliers.

About Solvay Polymers, Inc.

Solvay Polymers, Inc., a major U.S. producer of high-density polyethylene and polypropylene resins, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solvay America, Inc. Solvay Polymers is a member of the Solvay Group of Companies, an international group of chemical and pharmaceutical companies based in Brussels, Belgium, and employing more than 33,000 people in 50 countries. Solvay Polymers is a major supplier of plastic resins to the food and beverage industries. For more information about Solvay Polymers, visit